How to extend the life of the rod
A special role in equipping ice hunter plays the rod. Despite the fact that in recent years on the fishing market increasingly began to appear of a fishing-rod for winter fishing from balsa wood, the most popular continues to enjoy the foam gear.
They are light, warm and comfortable. They have only one drawback: they are not as durable as we would like, tend to crumble, to break. But, fortunately, there is a very simple and affordable way to reduce this disadvantage to a minimum. For this we need only epoxy glue (or PVA, but the “epoxy” stronger). A thin layer of glue applied to the surface of the rod and leave to dry for a day. After drying the adhesive forms a strong shell that protects the rod from too much moisture, shock and other troubles. For greater strength it is recommended to repeat the procedure of gluing several times.
If you notice some irregularities on the rod after the glue dries, you can easily get rid of them with sandpaper.